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influence to win friends, including here in cambodia. the cambodian economy relies on china. nearly half of overseas investment over the past five years has come from china. chinese-funded buildings and roads are everywhere. at this market in central phnom penh from clothes to food, most of the goods on sale are imported from china. eight chinese language newspapers are published in cambodia, and it isn't only workers from china who read them. >> translator: chinese newspapers help me understand china well. as a student of chinese, i also find them useful through learning. >> more and more cambodians are learning chinese. about 50 chinese language schools operate in the country with instructors dispatched from china. >> translator: my mission is to teach chinese culture to people in cambodia. i contribute to deeper bilateral relations. >> translator: if i can speak chinese, i can get the good job and my future will be bright. >> the philippines is one country in direct disagreement with china over the south china sea. contested islands include the shoal, the site of a tense standoff this
has risen from the ashes. it wiped out cambodia's film industry. a new documentary has rediscovered some forgotten classics. >>> first, the main news. security's tight in beijing. the communist party is opening its national congress on thursday. the delegates will approve a group of leadership in charge of the world's most populous country for the next ten years. party delegates gather for the congress every five years, but the leadership change is a once in a decade event. preliminary meetings are already under way. members of the party's central committee assembled on thursday. their job, to prepare the reports to the national congress in a draft of party rules. analysts say those taking part are engaged in last-minute bargaining over who should be included in the leadership lineup. the most powerful posts are in the standing committee. socialists close to the party say the number of members will be reduced to seven, down from the current nine. the change is meant to speed up decision making. vice president xi jingping is expected to uphold general secretary. analysts say li keqia
traveled with the president to myanmar, the place we used to call burma. he has traveled on to cambodia tonight, chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, before he went to bed, it is daybreak here in cambodia the president spoke to the egyptian president and israeli prime minister, netanyahu getting a firsthand conversation on where they stand in the negotiations. but as you mentioned, the president is wrapping up this three-day trip to southeast asia. of course, the highlight has been the several hours he spent in myanmar, the first american president to be there in the country known as burma. to catch a look at the president, the president was greeted by thousands of locals that lined the streets. including uniformed school children, waving flags for miles. mr. obama made an unannounced stop at a holy site, the center of the religion. there, the president made the ceremonial water pouring. then it was off to the home of aung san kyi, where the nobel prize peace winner lived under house arrest. >> i would like to see president obama in my country, and in my heart. >> repo
and cambodia. secretary of state hillary clinton was also there until just moments ago, when she departed for the middle east at the president's request. for more on that, political director and , chuck todd. >> reporter: it's fair to say the events in gaza have overshadowed what the president's been working on here in southeast asia. i can tell you this, last night cambodia time, the president was on the phone until 2:30 in the morning basically doing shuttle diplomacy first with egyptian president morsi and then netanyahu and then back on the phone with morsi. the reason there, obviously, talking to netanyahu getting a sense of what it would take to prevent him from doing the ground invasion into gaza. the talks with morsi are about, this is the egyptian leader, has the direct contacts with hamas. neither united states or israel has that. the decision to send secretary clinton i'm told by white house aides is neither an acknowledgment things are close neither do they feel things got stuck. they feel heir presence, first in israel and then in ramallah in the west bank, meaning with the p
no citying american president has ever stepped got in burma. wendell is now in cambodia, wendell, human rights at visit say the visit to burma came too soon. >>reporter: the white house is sensitive about that. the president aides are saying the stop was not a victory celebration or an attempt to welcome burma to the community of democratic nations but, rather, an encouragement for the country to keep going down the road for democracy that the president says could go on for quite a while. in a meeting with burma's president he referred to the country as the new name of burma, but the united states calls the company burma but the courtesy of calling it by its new name is a message that boiled down to don't quit on democracy. >> the flickers of progress we have seen must not be extinguished but must be strengthened and become a shining north star for all this nation's people. >> burma released dozened of political prisoners as he arrived but hundreds more are behind bars. >>shepard: not so great in cambodia is my understanding. >>reporter: both burma and cambodia have a history human righ
recent diplomatic tensions. will meet on the sidelines of the east asia summit in cambodia. the delegates are the trade minister, china's commerce minister, and south korea's chief trade negotiator. administrators have agreed in may during talks in beijing to begin negotiations by year end. but it took them awhile to deliver on their promise due to territorial disputes. japanese leaders are aiming to build on the fda to improve its ties with china and south korea. also on tuesday in cambodia, the t ten-member association and regional partners including china and south korea will likely agree to start discussions discussing regional economic partnership. >>> now let's chick on the markets for this tuesday morning. first the u.s. markets posted gains for monday on politicians' remarks indicating they're ready to compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff. the dow jones industrial average gained by 1.6% to close at 12,795. all 30 components ended in the positive. the nasdaq also surged nodding a 2.2% rise. now for hus talks in japan. we go to ramin mellegard at the tokyo stock exchange. quite a so
in cambodia the third and last stop on his asian tour. the president and secretary of state hillary clinton just arrived two hours ago. it's the first visit ever by a u.s. president to cambodia. the other history making stop on president obama's trip coming up. >>> back here at home later this morning san francisco city officials will deal with a hot debate involving muni. muni has to decide what they will do with a multimillion dollar wind fall. ktvu tara moriarty is here now. says the big decision boils down to two options right tara? >> reporter: that is right. muni has to decide whether it wants to invest in making improvements to the system and hiring more operators or wants to let youths ride for free. we're here at the portal station. they will take center stage at a board of supervisors government audit. supervisor scott weiner is pushing for using the funds for maintenance. pointing out the agency has very poor performance rates. others would like to see 40,000 low income youths ride for free. in this spring the san francisco municipal transportation agency approved a 22 month pilo
coming up, president obama on his way to cambodia right now. after an historic stop in myanmar earlier today. so, did the president accomplish what he set out to do there? our dan lothian is traveling with the president. we will check in with him live next. it's swanson flavor boost. concentrated broth to add delicious flavor to your skillet dish in just one stir. mmm! [ female announcer ] cook, meet compliments. get recipes at flavorboost.com. who have used androgel 1%, there's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you could use less gel. and with androgel 1.62%, you can save on your monthly prescription. [ male announcer ] dosing and application sites between these products differ. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or, signs in a woman which may includ
to the 20th. the itinerary includes stops in thailand, cambodia, and myanmar, making him the first u.s. president to visit the formerly reclusive country. nhk world's jun kobayashi has more. >> reporter: just a few years ago, a visit by a u.s. president to myanmar was unthinkable. but that is changing as the former military regime continues reforms following years of isolation. now president obama is set to make a landmark trip to the country following up on the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton's visit last year. president obama plans to meet with president thein sein and opposition leader aung san suu kyi. the government is forwarding demock kra tiization and economic reforms. obama's visit could be seen as a sign of approval of the efforts. but he is also expected to encourage politicians to do more to achieve their goals. the u.s. president is also scheduled to attend the east asia summit in cambodia to talk act disputes between china and the countries including the islands in the south china sea likely to be taken up for discussion at the summit. obama is expected to join
asia summit in cambodia. the president promised during his re-election campaign to put more pressure on china to make it meet basic international standards with respect to trade. but analysts say despite his plans the world's top economies are tightly woven together and that interactions will continue. >>> the south korean government welcomed china's new leadership. >> translator: we hope our relationship with china will develop farther and as a new leadership. >> the media gave extensive coverage to the news from the country's largest trading partner. owe yonhap news agency noted all seven member es of the communist party's political bureau's new standing committee have visited south korea. the agency said china's relations with south korea are expected to strengthen. >>> north korean leader kim jong-un has sent a congratulatory telegram to xi jinping. north korea's state-run media quoted the telegram as saying xi's election to the post is an indication of the people's trust and expectations at a time when socialism is entering a new stage. the telegram said that kim believes the fr
, myanmar, and cambodia on his first overseas trip since winning re-election earlier this month. myanmar is the destination that's making some observers unhappen pip. human rights say it's just too soon and the country's small steps towards democracy don't yet deserve a visit from the president of the united states. obama's national security adviser tom donilon defended the trip. he says it will advance the cause of reform in myanmar. >> the president's visit this time reflects his conviction that engagement is the best way to encourage burmese authorities to further action. >> human rights groups oppose the visit. they say the former pariah state has not achieved true democratic reform and ethnic minorities continue to face persecution. obama will meet his counterpart thein sein. donilon stressed obama will raise the issue of violence with myanmar's leaders. a week of violence last month claimed about 90 lives according to the official account. more than 100,000 people have been displaced. the white house says the improving u.s. relationship with myanmar is an example hostile nations co
. >>> president obama will visit thailand, myanmar, and cambodia on his first overseas trip since winning re-election earlier this month. now, myanmar is the destination that's making some observers unhappy. human rights groups say it's just too soon and the country's small steps towards democracy don't yet deserve a visit from the president of the united states. obama's national security adviser, tom donilon, defended the trip. he says it will advance the cause of reform in myanmar. >> the president's visit this time reflects his conviction that engagement is the best way to encourage burmese authorities to further action. >> human rights groups oppose the visit. they say the former pariah state has not achieved true democratic reform and ethnic minorities continue to face persecution. obama will meet his counterpart thein sein. donilon stressed obama will raise the issue of violence with against muslim rohina with myanmar's leaders. a week of violence last month claimed about 90 lives according to the official account. more than 100,000 people have been displaced. the white house says the
is overseas in cambodia this hour. coming up in about eight minute, the importance of a visit from the first sitting president to that country. >>> a two-alarm fire at a russian river resort sent four people to the hospital and knocked out power lines early this morning. the fire started around 3:45 at the guerneville lodge on river road. it took about 45 minutes to get it under control. the red cross was called in to help people who were staying at the resort. there's no record on the condition of the four people who went to the hospital. investigators are looking for the cause. >>> a rare situation from muni. a surplus of funds. now there's a debate over the best way to spend the windfall. we've been following the story since "mornings on 2" and tara moriarty joins us live with the two options that are under debate. good afternoon, tara. >> reporter: good afternoon. money for free muni passes for 40,000 low income children or money for services to improve them. well, from what it sounded like this morning, muni was willing to consider both. >> you can't work -- >> reporter: it's a debate
a tense meeting with cambodia's prime minister this morning over human rights. the stop after emotional landmark visit to myanmar, now marching towards democracy. lisa stark reports. >> reporter: president obama became the first u.s. president to visit the country of myanmar in a quick stop over that included meetings with the president and a nobel peace prize winner who spent years under house arrest. thousands of burmese filled the streets as president obama joined by hillary clinton paid a personal call on suu kyi. -- at the university the president addressed critics who complained the u.s. has rushed too soon to avoid leaders here. the white house says the trip should not be viewed as a victory celebration but as an opportunity to press for urgent actions still needed there, especially freeing political prisoners and ending ethic tension. >> the president: you need to reach for a future where national security is strengthed by a military that serves uncivilians. >> reporter: it wasn't all diplomacy. he made a tourist stop at one of the oldest most revered sites in buddhism. presiden
to asia. he traveled to cambodia for the southeast asian nations meeting. he had a private meeting with the prime minister where he ex pressed concern about human rights in the country. in a letter, it was described as tense. president obama is the first u.s. president to set foot in cambodia. >>> already in line for black friday deals? our crews found these few dedicated shoppers and tents camped out in front of best buy. the store's day after thanksgiving sale starts at 12:01 a.m. this friday. black friday is the biggest shopping day of the year in the u.s. >>> wal-mart is taking it's dispute with workers to federal court. they filed a complaint against the united food and international workers union saying it illegally called for protest. the protest steam from disputes with wages and more. >>> a 1000-dollar reward to help find whoever stole an chant rock carvings. they say someone gouged out five different ones at the site. they had their life going back 3500 years. they nigh americans use that site for religious gatherings. >>> the man that could hold answers for the disap
into israel and a longer negotiated settlement they hope can be agreed upon. >> chuck todd in cambodia. thank you. as he just mentioned, secretary of state hillary clinton is heading directly from cambodia to israel to try to work out that diplomatic situation to the violent escalations of tensions in gaza. nbc's martin fletcher is live in tel aviv for the latest situation there. good morning to you, martin. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. the leaders here, israeli and palestinian certainly need all the help they can get to come down from the high trees in which they find themselves. the israelis were attacked this morning, 30 palestinian rockets landed near one town south. one person was injured. no serious damage was done. at the same time israel is continuing to pound palestinian targets in gaza. they filled four people today including two children. the question is what is next. there are intention negotiations going on particularly in the arab world to put in action a truce to stop israel's ground invasion of gaza which is very much on the cards. we've got the obvious poison the border,
of the association of southeast asian nations met in cambodia's capital. the leaders of six regional partners including japan, china, and india joined them at the summit. they issued a joint kmun ka that said they hope to reach agreement by the end of 2015. leader from japan, china, and south korea agreed to start talking on a free trade agreement of their own. they said they would put aside the territorial disputes between japan and the two other nations. japanese officials want to ease restrictions to give them more access to their neighbor's economies. chinese and south korean officials have already begun talks on a free trade deal between their countries. now negotiators involved in discussions for another free trade zone in the asia pacific say they hope to conclude an agreement by the end of next year. they're trying to strike a deal for what's known as the trance pacific partnership or tpp. leaders of seven of the 11 countries discussing the u.s. life led on the sidelines of the east asia summit. the negotiators wanted to conclude a deal by the end of this year, but they couldn't agree
th and 20th. besides myanmar, the u.s. president will visit thailand and cambodia. obama is scheduled to hold talks with myanmar president thein sein. the talks will likely focus on democratic reforms. he'll also meet with opposition leader aung san suu kyi. in cambodia obama will attend the east asia summit. one of the top items will be territorial disputes over islands in the south china sea involving china, philippines, vietnam among other country. the u.s. administration said last year it should shift its diplomatic and security focus to the asia pacific region. obama will be keen to reassure leaders his position remains unchanged. >>> the united states has launched a protest with iran after several iranian warplanes attacked a u.s. military drone. the pentagon says the attack occurred last thursday in international aerospace over the persian gulf. >> unarmed, unmanned mq 1 military aircraft conducting routine surveillance over the arabian gulf was intercepted by iran january craft and was fired upon with guns. >> little says the iranian jets fired at least twice at the drone but
our meetings in cambodia, and i especially want to thank our thai friends of being so supportive which should be the premiere form for discussing regional challenges including maritime security. so once again, madam prime minister, i want to thank you for your hospitality and your partnership. because of the progress we've made today, i think we've pud the u.s./tie alliance on an even firmer footing for many years to come and tonight i look forward to celebrating the bonds of friendship between our peoples and alsz enjoying some thai food which is one of my favorites. thank you very much. >> thank you very much, mr. president. and now we will take a few questions from the floor. i would ask if i have not already mentioned so to ask you to identify your name and affiliation. we have about four questions. and so the first question is to the thai media. so could i have the first question, please? >> good evening. i represent the local newspaper here in thailand. this question goes to both of you, mr. president and prime minister. you both talk about democracy in thailand but my ques
common in cambodia and bali and thailand and there is a different aesthetic. all southeast asia and asia there are a lot of similarities. >> he is a male entity. he is not -- are you referring to the story? >> it's interesting you should say that. a unique indian concept is one of half male, half female. and that is -- unlike some dances the solo dancer portrays all of the parts in the story. you can portray a feminine aspect and then masculine aspect with the bow and arrow. the male has to portray feminine and the female has to portray masculine. there is a very fierce dance and a soft sort of dance and every dancer has to learn all those aspects. it's very, you know, my teacher i call him a guru in this art form you have to study very, very hard. you have to learn about all the cultural aspects. he says it's liberating because he enjoys and has to learn to bring up the feminine aspect. he's a strong character it's a challenge for him and he likes it. the stories are metaphor cal. i don't look at this that this is a man or woman. there are qualities we all have that some of us are in
'm mad at you now. good morning. president obama is cambodia today attending summit meetings but his attention is divided as violence continuing to rage in the middle east. the president has been working the phones and speaking with israel prime minister and egyptian president. hilary clinton had been traveling with the president, but now she is on her way to the region. she will meet with netenyahu in jerusalem. more than 100 palestinians and 7 israels are dead. the president warns against escalating the conflict by sending in ground troops. both seem to be open to egyptian lead negotiations. hamas wants to stop all attacks, israel says hamas has to stop firing on israeli southern cities, and put an end to weapon smuggling. we're hearing that the egyptian president expects israel aggression to end later this morning, but we'll bring you more info when we have it. back after the break. ♪ [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in goo
. obama, chosen this difficult moment to pivot to embark on a 48 visiting burma, thailand and cambodia turn the foreign-policy from the atlantic and mediterranean to the other side of the pacific ocean. president obama cited what he called a diplomatic courtesy as he referred to burma as miramar. not the official u.s. name for which has long been burma. the president met with cambodian strongman, the one-time communist who has held power since the mid-80s. this is the first ever trip to cambodia by a sitting united states president. as the president continues his tour through southeast asia, work continues in washington are possible fiscal cliff deal, confident such a deal would be reached to spur optimism in the market today combined with good news on housing produced a big wall street rally. crude oil hitting a one-month high at the escalation of the middle east, futures jump in almost 3%. the national association of realtors today reporting existing home sales rose more than 2% in october beating forecasts. faster pace of sales and an increase in monthly builder sentiment all contri
you know one that's >>> the white house is down playing a historic visit to cambodia. the president met with the cambodian prime minister today, becoming the first u.s. nation to visit the nation. the white house describes this meeting as tense with the president voicing concerns about cambodia's human rights record. administration officials made it clear the president was only in cambodia to attend a summit. >> investigators trying to figure out who is mu lating and killing dolphins there. authorities have found several dolphins either floating in the water or washed up on beaches from louisiana to alabama. experts at the mississippi marine mammal institute hope they can determine not just how they died but whether they were tortured first. >> we have animal was bullets in them, with tails cutoff and jaws cutoff. it's heart breaking to see this senseless violence. >> investigators say because dolphins enjoy interacting with hups they fear those >> friends say you he fell on hard times. the children grew up near portland, oregon. >> still ahead at 4:00 weekend storm system is good n
tour of southeast asia. he's now attending an east asian summit in cambodia. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with how the president is making history on this trip. alison? >> reporter: tori, he's the first american president to visit cambodia. here is a look at president obama's arrival for the east asia summit. white house officials say the president had a tense meeting earlier with the prime minister of cambodia because president obama spent most of the meeting raising concerns about human rights issues. president obama received an incredibly warm welcome and as he visited myanmar yesterday, the country had long been considered an outcast. the president praised its progress but made clear that the u.s. support would disappear if the democratic reforms were not continued. >> the flickers of process that we've seen mutt not be extinguished. they must continue and become a shining north store for all of the people. >> reporter: in myanmar president obama met with the reform leader at the home where she spent years under arrest arrest. president obama meets with chine
obama is in cambodia this hour, the last stop on a visit to southeast asia. he's holding talks with the cambodian prime minister and the leaders of japan and china and attending two summit was regional leaders. mr. obama flew to cambodia from myanmar, first u.s. president to visit the country also known as burma. among his events, a meeting with opposition leader aung san suu kyi. like president obama, a nobel peace price laureate. suu kyi was held under house arrest for 15 years for leading the struggle against burma's military dictatorship. but the violence in the middle east has also demanded mr. obama's attention. jessica yellin is traveling with the president. >> reporter: it was in thailand the president gave his first public remarks on the violence in israel and gaza standing by israel. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. so we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself. >> reporter: and he put the onus on hamas to make peace possible. >> it starts with no more missiles being fire
big story we're following for you this morning. president obama on the ground in cambodia. the final stop on this three-nation tour of southeast asia. the centerpiece of this trip here is this visit to myanmar. the country formerly known as burma. >> he is the first sitting president to visit there. in a speech earlier this morning at the university of yangon the president offered a hand of friendship from the u.s., as long as the country continues on its path to democracy. cnn's jessica yellin is traveling with the president. she joins us live from yangon in myanmar. this was a historic visit. what has been the response there. >> hi, john. the response has been very warm. obviously the people we're seeing are people who want to come out and embrace the president's message. but he spoke here in this auditorium, at an historic site, to 1500 students and professionals. people who are pro-democracy, advocates, and regular citizens who just wanted to hear his message. he got a very warm reception here and the white house said that he was moved, as well, by the thousands of people who cam
. the president is in cambodia this morning, his final stop on a three nation tour of southeast asia. after wrapping up the first trip to myanmar by a sitting u.s. president, chuck joins us now with the latest on the president's trip. >> well, good morning. i'm here in myanmar, a country that just a few years ago was virtually isolated from the world's community and now a united states president has visited the country, barack obama. he made a whirlwind 12 hours count when he landed and touched down he was greeted by a sea of folks here, some of them locals looked spontaneous. some of them uniformed schoolchildren, looked like it was very organized. but throngs of people hoping to catch glimpses of the motorcade. the president played a little bit of tourist, by the way. he stopped by a famous 2,000-year-old temple with a big buddha there. the president participating in a ceremony. >> i was dousing the flames. >> and then the president went to aung san sun kyi's house where the activist was under house arrest for years. the two of them after meeting behind closed doors with secretary of stat
is prepared for a significant expansion of its operation. in a press gaggle on route to cambodia this morning, deputy national security adviser ben rhodes says the white house's goal is to have nations with influence in the region speak for deescalation. speaking on sunday, the president urged israel to avoid a ground invasion. >> israel has every right to expect it does not have missiles fired into its territory. if that can be accomplished, without a ramping up of military activity in gaza, that's preferable. >> joining us from gaza nbc news foreign correspondent amman mohyeldin. sorry. amman, before we get into the analysis here, give us an update as far as where things stand in terms of egypt's mediating what could be peace talks in this situation? >> sure. yeah. all eyes have shifted away from gaza about a couple hundred miles south of here and it's all about cairo right now because that's where egyptian intelligence officials and egypt's president is negotiating a truce between israel and the palestinian factions. in the last several hours, egypt's president mohamed morsi has met with b
to the middle east where president obama is now in cambodia, the third and the final stop on a multiday and multicountry tour. the president arrived in cambodia at 5:00 a.m. eastern time, and becoming the first sitting u.s. president to visit there. while in cambodia, the president is going to be meeting with a leaders at a dinner of the asian summit. and yesterday he made a historic meeting in myanmar where he met with parliament elected leader aun san suu kyi. >> this is not an endorsement of the burmese government, but it is an acknowledgment that there is a process under way inside of that country that even a year and a half, two years ago, nobody foresaw. >> meanwhile back home in washington, congress is off for a week for the thanksgiving holiday, lawmakers are vowing to get to the bottom of intelligence questions in the immediate wake of the deadly attack of a u.s. consulate in libya, including whether ambassador susan rice's so-called talking points were altared the weekend after she gave that announcem of the attack. >> she didn't know anything about the attack in benghazi and
on that in just a moment. but first, the president is in cambodia. a presidential first and the third and final stop on his southeast asia tour. he's also made a historic visit to myanmar urging further reforms there. and to thailand where he sought a little divine intervention for budget negotiations that are ongoing in washington. >> yes, we're working on this budget. we're going to need a lot of prayer for that. >> indeed, the prayer of a righteous man is effective, especially with just weeks to the so-called fiscal cliff, and on that front, the president's call to raise tax rates for the wealthy appears to be on a collision course with republicans' desire to close loopholes and deductions. an idea that minority leader nancy pelosi smacked down without the slightest hesitation. >> we've seen talk about a possible compromise that would leave rates the same but cap deductions for high income earners. is that something that's acceptable? >> no. >> not at all. no way. >> no, the president made it very clear in his campaign there is not enough -- there are not enough -- what you just described is
is the first american president to visit cambodia and burr matchett the u.s. government still calls the country burma even though its former military leaders changed the name to myanmar. the new civilian leaders are keeping the name but taking steps towards democracy like releasing political prisoners. president obama met with one of those former prisoners, the nobel prize winner. she spent almost 20 years under house arrest for fighting for democracy. now, she is a member of parliament. at the meeting, president obama called the country burma but listen to what he said during a meeting with the burmese president. >> we think that a process of democratic reform and economic reform here in me martha has been begun by the president is one that can lead to incredible development opportunities. >> the white house says the president used myanmar as a diplomatic courtesy and that it does not change official policy. the first stop on the president's trips with thailand, then burr matchett tonight he he is in cambodia and so is wendell goler who is traveling with the president. wendell? >> shep, as you
now from cambodia where he is traveling with the president. chuck, a lot of moving and fast moving parts here. what can you tell us? what's the latest? >> i can tell you what aides will say in answer it to that question off answer. certain things you can say on camera. i got a more blunt answer which is somewhere in between. they don't feel like talks are stuck but they aren't moving fast enough. there's concern in the obama administration that not enough is being done. there's concern hamas doesn't feel that it's ready to stop the rocket fire into israel which as far as the united states is concerned and ben rhodes made this clear, that's the number one priority before nip other part of this negotiation is done. when you think of the time line, the president up late after all of the summit. he's here for a couple of summits. gaza has overshadowed all of that. he was up late. he was up with morsi and netanyahu. morsi is the conduit into hamas. the united states doesn't have any direct conversations with hamas. the conduit is morsi. gets off the phone with netanyahu. decides to call
the first american president to visit cambodia as part of his asian tour. it's a country still very much haunted by a horrifying past. cnn white house correspondent dan lothian traveled with the president on that trip, and he gives us a chilling look at history. >> reporter: the road to the killing fields on the outskirts of phnom penh is dusty and at times only partly paved. a 30-minute ride into this country's painful past when some 2 million people were killed under pol pot's brutal rule, a man some refer to as the hitler of cambodia. this is the truck stop where people were brought, some from prisons or elsewhere. sometimes it was hundreds by truck each day. some held out hope. others knew it was the end. this is where they came to die. they were all accused of crimes against the state. most were killed the night they arrived here. others were kept alive for a few more hours in small steel and wood structures that were once right here on this spot. this man, who begs for money and food every day along the fence surrounding the killing fields, says his brother was arrested, brought he
to asia later this month, visiting thailand and cambodia, the first for u.s. president. >> the major developments regarding the casino in baltimore city. caesars is dropping the harris style casino in favor of its horseshoe brand. we broke the stews on our website. david collins joins us from south baltimore with more on what all this means. >> said passage of covent -- question 7 is a game changer. this casino will be high and. it means more of an investment from the operators. and it comes the number of new hires to 1700's. it is the vision of a gambler's paradise. they built it as the biggest jackpot. it is offered in six markets, this is from cleveland. >> it is a legendary brand coming to a legendary city. it is focused and delivering incredible service with a touch of elegance. we hire the best people and the right people. we are going to hire people that live and breed baltimore. >> it wants to begin construction next year, south of the stadium. they're still working on the design of a broad with the city. the target date is 2014. all the building will remain the same size, si
to thailand and myanmar, and cambodia. it will be the first visit to burma by an american president. he will talk about job creation and human-rights among other topics during his trip. >> also a developing story in the district. police are investigating a bizarre death. a man's body was found inside a car that was burning late last night behind the hamilton center school. we're live in northeast washington with the latest. >> smoke and flames brought authorities to hamilton school in northeast washington. they found the burning taxicab and body and a mystery as to why the cab was back there. it was business as usual at hamilton school today but last night in a fenced in area school parking lot. a lincoln taxicab crashed into a ditch and burst into flames. the removed an unidentified dead man from the vehicle. the crash burned trees around this fence between hamilton school on one side and dormitories at gheit @ -- gallaudet university for the deaf. so far no identification of the victim. we have asked members of the large taxicab community if they have heard of anyone missing. neither
will be attending a summit of asian leaders of the cambodia and stopping in the myanmar where he will meet a fellow nobel laureate. he cannot escape the looming crisis in the middle east. >> we are one step short of an all out ground operation in the dots that. >> israel has deadlyl attacks with hamas. or risk taking the nation over fiscal cliff that could imperil the economy. susan rice and her statements about the day attack in benghazi and whether they make are unfit to serve as secretary of state. david petraeus was not talking about a sex scandal that is still sending shock waves through the capital. for the peasant -- president, no vacation after a busy week. >> there is no let up in the air battle between israelis and palestinian militants in gaza. 160 rockets launched into israel today, including two targets in libya. the official said 46 palestinians and three israelis have been killed so far in this for a fight. estelle was missouri man confessed of plotting to shoot a screening of -- a missouri man confessed to plotting to issued its meaning of twilight. he's been charged with first- deg
here in cambodia by a white house official, ben rhodes, with the national security council. and he made it very clear that in the white house's view, the primary onus is on hamas to take the first step in starting this truce by stopping their rocket fire into israel. listen to what he had to say. >> the bottom line still remains that hamas has to stop this rocket fire. so ultimately, they're the ones who are going to have to to be a part of a solution that ends the type of terror that israeli citizens have faced over so many months with this barrage of rockets coming into israeli territory. >> reporter: now, as you mentioned, the secretary has left cambodia. she left in the last hour. she's headed first to israel where she will meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu, then to ramallah where she'll meet with the palestinian authority. she will not meet with hamas leadership because the u.s. does not speak to hamas. we see them as a terrorist organization. this presents some problems because the u.s. will not speak directly with the other side of the conflict. instead, the u.s. uses e
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that includes myanmar and cambodia. he'll talk about the spread of democracy in the region. he's already met with thailand's king today. he's there with secretary of state hill rary clinton as wells thailand's minister yingluck shinawatra. of course, we'll take you to that live when it happens. >>> a victim of the safeway shooting in tucson, arizona, last january won a tight race for congress yesterday. [ chanting ] >> that's democrat ron barber. he was gabby giffords's aide when a gunman tried to assassinate her. he was elected to term. he beat. 1,400 votes was the margin. with his win democrats have a net gain of six seats in the house. >>> republican senator marco rubio arrived in ohio. you know what that means. some speculation is an early visit for a possible 2016 run for the white house. rubio joined he would never run for offensive coordinator for iowa and he also addressed the fiscal cliff. >> you heard about the fiscal cliff. i don't know if you've heard of that. you know who made that? congress made that. dramatic cuts in spending at the exact same time that all these exact taxes e
continues his tore through southeast asia today. he arrived in cambodia this morning. he encouraged the country's transition to democracy. this is the first ever trip to cambodia by a sitting u.s. president. >> the dow is now open and you can see that we are doing good. up 128 points. we are off to a positive start. rob black is jbout the lt on wall street. first off some of the corporate news we had coming up this morning is that there's a change in intel. what is going on there? >> if it was a shake up it would happen overnight. what happened was the ceo of intel was leading six months from now. he probably did not want to go but they told him he needed to. that will happen in six months. intel needs to call ceo of apple and say we will do anything we can to be in your products. we will give you money. he needs to make that step. they have had five ceos and five years. they have had a tough year and the market and it with a similar >> their chips opposed to large ships-they have the product line? can they be a big player? >> they have to redesign their software configurations. the
the border tonight, egypt is leading intense international talks to broker a cease-fire. in cambodia today, president obama worked the phones calling israel and egypt's leaders. but back here, between the bombs, children were able to get outside and smile while others hoped for quieter times. >> we need peace. we need peace. if they stopped, if sharyn alfonsi stopped, i'm sure they will stop. >> reporter: but of course it's not that simple. both sides say they want peace but blame the other for preventing it. so tonight while many hope for a peace deal, the missiles keep flying. >> thanks. let's get perspective from our global anchor christiane amanpour in jerusalem. christiane, we know the situation where israel has been threatening for days to roll tanks into gaza. hamas calls it a bluff. do you have a better sense how real it is and when a ground invasion might happen? >> reporter: well, the threat is real. in fact, one israeli official told me today perhaps we'll have to make the sword clearer to energize the diplomacy. on the other hand, they want to make the diplomacy work and are re
to southeast asia. his last stop was cambodia. he attended a summit of regional leaders and in a private meeting expressed his concern over human rights issues in cambodia. >>> wet weather is forecast to continue through the week in the pacific northwest. heavy rain and wind is causing extensive damage in washington and oregon. there is widespread flooding and wind damage. the storm has killed at least two people and 20,000 customers lost power. seattle is expected to get five inches of rain over the next few days. >> all of a sudden you just slam into a horrible lake in the road. >> this flooding started coming in the door a couple hours ago and now we're just trying to get things up and away out of the water. >> wind gusts in the mountains topped 100 miles per hour. >>> indianapolis police are now investigating that powerful house explosion as a possible homicide. the november 10th blast destroyed dozens of homes and killed two people. officials believe natural gas was involved. search warrants have been issued and investigators are looking for a white van that was seen in the neighbor
cambodia where she has been with the president on his southeast asian tour. to begin her mideast diplomacy meeting with israel's prime minister and jerusalem. she will then meet with the palestinian side before she heads over to egypt were she will meet in cairo with leaders there. in the meantime the 14 accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 67 year-old woman in vallejo last week made his first court appearance yesterday. we have some photos to show you of his appearance. prosecutors said they will try cabiri king as an adult. because of the violent nature of the crimes. they'll is set at four and a half million dollars. he faces 10 counts of attempted murder and torture kidnapping and rape. six of those accounts are a possible life sentence if he is convicted. he could enter a plea next week. >> and congress based are trying to set ad deal for the fiscal cliff in january. as of late last week the country's debt was $154 billion below the 16.3 trillion dollar debt ceiling. they expected the legal borrowing limit by the end of this year. the can stave off the risk of default until
on a tour of cambodia throughout this day there were rumors of peace but israel unleashed a ferocious bombardment of gaza from air and sea. the palestinians and gaza fired back. since this started last week, 133 palestinians have been killed in 1,500 israeli air strikes. five israelis have died after more than one thousand rockets rained down from gaza. we have correspondents on both sides of the line, first charlie d'agata in gaza. >> reporter: city skyline was filled with smoke as israeli tanks fired shells followed by air strikes. when we drove to one neighborhood to take a closer look, another strike came in. the bomb landed less than a hundred yards from us. residents scrambled for safety. our next stop was the hospital. there had been a number of explosions here in gaza this afternoon with casualties brought here to the hospital. we've heard reports that at least ten people have been killed in the last hour alone. they are all civilian, we're told, that's caused anger and outrage here in gaza city. hamas kept up its offensive too, firing more missiles into israel. and in the str
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